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Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

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Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Developer Switch

This forum post announces a developer chance for Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, the web-based strategy game (thanks CNCNZ.com Forums via Ant). Word is the new developer includes some folks quite familiar with the property:

We are happy to announce that, starting today, Envision Entertainment will partner with Electronic Arts to develop, support and conduct live operations for Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances on EA’s behalf. Who are these guys, you ask? Envision Entertainment is a studio founded in 2013 with the original creators of Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances forming the core of the team. So who else would be more suitable to develop the game further than them?

Electronic Arts will continue to provide billing and account services through its Origin™ service. Envision Entertainment and Electronic Arts will work closely together to ensure a bright future for the game.

So what does this mean for you? We will have exciting updates coming to you very shortly, and going forward introduce a wide new range of fixes, features and more. This will happen with the least impact for you, and while we are not touching any of the existing parts you are already used to, like payment system, support and the terms of service, we will instead be hard working to build a great game.

There are sure to be many questions and we have answered some expected ones in the FAQ here. However, we will certainly be providing more information very soon and maintain our dialogue here going forward. But for now please join us in celebrating this momentous event, and welcome the Envision Entertainment team that will guide Tiberium Alliances into the future with renewed dedication.

Steam Top 10

Grand Theft Auto V is the top two games on this week's Steam top 10. There's only one version for sale there, so we're not sure what this means. Here is the list so you can ponder this yourself:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  4. Mortal Kombat X
  5. Elite: Dangerous
  6. Cities: Skylines
  7. Far Cry 4
  8. Pillars of Eternity
  9. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  10. H1Z1

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Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

Killing Floor 2 Regional Gore Cuts Possible

A post by Tripwire Interactive on Steam warns potential customers of Killing Floor 2 that the upcoming first-person shooter sequel may have some of its gore cut upon full release to comply with regional standards (thanks GBase.ch). Here's word:

It is quite likely that there are some regions where we may be required to make cuts in the future, particularly in the gore system, to comply with local ratings boards, once we get the game into its full release status. Regions most likely at risk of this are Germany (via USK) and Australia (via OFLC). Japan is another possibility (via CERO), but is an unknown quantity to us. To be quite clear: this means that, if you are buying from a region which regularly forces cuts on to games for gore, you may get reduced gore when we go to the full release version of the game.

If we understand the Steam system correctly, if a change is made to a region this will apply to all keys from that region (post purchase).

New Mass Effect Details?

A post on reddit claims to offer details on the next Mass Effect game offered by a user named benjamin_stone who says they come from a survey. This survey would appear to answer as many questions as it asks, as the post if rife with details. All this is unconfirmed at this time, so we accept no responsibility for any high-stakes bets lost as a result of this information. Thanks VG247.

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